Marymount Website Honored with International Award

Marymount University was one of only three institutions of higher learning worldwide to receive a Gold W3 Award, which honors creative excellence on the web.

Marymount’s rebranded, more than 2,500-page website,, launched in December 2014, just over six months from its initial concept meeting.

Websites were judged on creativity, functionality, visual design and ease of use. Judging was by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, whose members consist of media, interactive, advertising and marketing professionals from such industry giants as Disney, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Conde Nast and Wired.

“This award honors the collaborative effort of the entire Marymount community. Together, we conceptualized a site reflective of the academic life and culture of the campus, with an enhanced user experience and responsive design that answers the diverse information needs of all our audiences,” said Marymount President Matthew D. Shank.

Website creation was spearheaded by Marymount Executive Director of Information Technology Services Steve Munson and Director of Integrated Technology Solutions Joe Luckett. Site design and programming was by FMB Advertising, the University’s marketing partner.

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and Fordham University were the other Gold Award winners in the W3 Awards School/University category.